Laura Walker

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Senior Visual Experience Engineer, Apple, Cupertino CA

I completed my BS in Chemical Engineering at MIT and PhD in Vision Science at UC Berkeley. At Berkeley, I studied with Dr. Jitendra Malik using psychophysics to validate computer vision algorithms. During my postdoctoral training with Drs. Preeti Verghese and James Coughlan at Smith-Kettlewell, I developed a computational model of eye movements and continue to apply and develop these models to predict how changing eye movements can improve vision for people different retinal diseases. My most recent project examines the impact of central vision loss on eye-hand coordination. The ultimate goal is to take what is learned in the laboratory and translate it into low vision rehabilitation therapies.